al-Baghdādī, ʿAbd al-Qādir
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al-Baghdādī, ʿAbd al-Qādir b. ʿUmar b. Bāyazīd b. Aḥmad (1030–1093/1621–1682), a man of letters (adīb) and lexicologist. He was born in Baghdad and began his studies in his native city. In addition to his native Arabic, he also learnt Persian and Turkish, and when he left Baghdad he was proficient in all three languages (see al-Muḥibbī, 2/451–452; 454; al-Baghdādī, introd., 4). ʿAbd al-Qādir’s knowledge of Persian far exceeded the requirements of the madrasa curriculum, as he is known to have compiled a dictionary of Firdawsī’s Shāhnāmah an…

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Shams, Maryam and Esots, Janis, “al-Baghdādī, ʿAbd al-Qādir”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 June 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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